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CNN
Oct 31, 2012 7:00am EDT
as a result of that meeting these electric companies will be embedding a representative with fema in order to better coordinate the response. soledad? >> power outages a big problem here. dan lothian, thanks. john berman's got a look at some of the other stories making news today. >>> police in virginia are looking for the source of three homemade bombs. investigators want to know who set off explosives outside two stafford county homes early tuesday morning. the two incidents have been linked to a third explosion tuesday inside a house in fredricksburg. no injuries were reported. >>> a guilty plea in arizona from a mexican man accused in the 2010 murder of u.s. border patrol agent brian perry. manuel osorio air ranous could be facing life in prison. the 36-year-old man said he got into a gun battle while he and four other armed men were looking for drug traffickers to rob. >>> another california surfer attacked by a shark. the 25-year-old is fighting for his life after he was bitten in his chest and abdomen yesterday. a depp puttpy in eureka saying one of the wounds is a 14 inch
CNN
Oct 31, 2012 9:00am EDT
lasting image of president bush and when he said that thing about his fema director, way to go, brownie, or whatever he said. that sticks in people's minds to this day. >> right. that would be a defining sound bite of his entire presidency. granted, it's unfair, but that's what sticks in people's minds. >> in your mind, has president obama made the right move, wrong move? what do you think? >> i think he has made the appropriate move here. he hasn't been too over. that's the key here. you can't be overtly political in how you respond to these kinds of disasters. he obviously will accrue some benefits because he's acting aas commanders in chief are supposed to act and help people on a broad basis. as the remarks of governor christie of new jersey proved, this is a -- he gets bipartisan support out of this disaster. that has to help the bottom line come election day. >> of course, he hasn't been -- president obama wanted to fit in one last campaign paerps in florida, then hurriedly flew back because he realized he couldn't make it back to washington because the storm was coming. so he has
CNN
Nov 1, 2012 9:00am EDT
briefing from the head of fema, craig fugate as well as his top aides, and he will remain in contact with them while he is traveling here today to wisconsin, also to nevada and colorado and that he will be doing conference call with his local officials from areas where the storm has hit. as you know, air force one is equipped so that he can stay in constant contact while he travels, carol. >> what do you think his tone will be out on the campaign trail today? >> reporter: i think we've seen a little bit of a break, obviously, from a lot of the harsh back and forth. but we're going to start to see it ramping back up. i do know from a campaign source that when president obama comes here to the airport this morning in the 11:00 eastern hour, he will be talking about the storm at the beginning of his remarks, but he's also going to be making his case for why he should be re-elected. we'll be seeing him re-entering into the political fray and certainly we'll be seeing things heating up again going into election day. when you look at wisconsin, this is a place where, obviously, it's key. i
CNN
Nov 4, 2012 11:00am EST
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CNN
Nov 1, 2012 7:00pm EDT
the areas with a lot of damage. we've turned on a lot of the fema assistance to get people moved or get them rentals. we're working to get more people in these areas, thing rs starting to get in there. but the two priorities are the power restoration to get power back on. we're going to refer back to the utilities. we got some of the equipment today. we're moving equipment from the west coast to the east coast. you can't drive it fast enough, so the departments are now flying utility trucks and crews to the west coast. some began landing this evening. that's going to continue as we bring in more resources to support utilities. >> when you see the pictures, we've seen this in several areas. when you look at the devastation and homes completely gone, homes just ripped off their foundations. is this what you expected or worse? >> no, this is why the evacuation orders were issued. with storm surge, which is what we get with these type of systems, people tend to think of this as what you see from hurricanes like we saw in mississippi and other storms. when this happens, that's the power
CNN
Oct 30, 2012 10:00pm EDT
get rid much fema, and based on a debate last year. and he said that the federal role should be limited and romney was asked multiple times today to clarify the position on fema he didn't answer. afterward, romney's campaign insists he would eliminate fema, that may be true, but the plan to reduce the deficit would include cutting spending, and that would likely include fema. and paul ryan released his budget last year, which caused for a 35% cut to fema. >> we'll see if he talks about that tomorrow on the campaign trail. dana bash, appreciate it. we'll be right back. now you don't have to go to a bank to get the things you want from a bank, like no-fee atms, all over the world. free checkwriting and mobile deposits. now depositing a check is as easy as taking a picture. free online bill payments. a highly acclaimed credit card with 2% cash back into your fidelity account. open a fidelity cash management account today and discover another reason serious investors are choosing fidelity. [ male announcer ] can a car be built around a state of mind? ♪ announcing the all-new 2013
CNN
Oct 31, 2012 2:00pm EDT
needed. president obama stopped by fema headquarters in washington before heading to new jersey to join governor chris christie to tour the damage caused by sandy. we're going to get to that in a moment. buses and ferries are running and bridges into manhattan are now open. the nation's largest subway system is still water logged. limited subway and rail service begins tomorrow. one sign of normalcy today, the new york stock exchange is open. the opening bell rung by mayor bloomberg. president obama arrived as i said in new jersey in last hour to get a personal look at the devastation that sandy left behind. he's touring the damage zone with one of republican mitt romney's most vocal supporters, new jersey governor chris christie who says this is no time for politics. >> this is so much bigger than an election. this is the livelihood of the people of my state. what they expect me to do to get the job done. when someone asks me an honest question, i give an honest answer. how has the president been to deal with? he's been outstanding to deal with on this. >> i'm joined by chief political
CNN
Oct 31, 2012 4:00am EDT
need from them? >> well, we were on the phone twice today, as a matter of fact, with fema and also with the president directly and his staff and they have assured us that the full weight of the government in terms of their resources, is at our beckoning and certainly once we have had an opportunity to do a full assessment with respect to our needs we will be calling the federal government and asking for those resources. >> you had quite a dust-up with the governor of your state, chris christie. he basically accused you of ignoring state-issued evacuation orders, criticizing you for telling people to take shelter in place as a last resort. what do you make of that? earlier, you said governor christie should call you and be man enough to own up to what you said is his mischaracterization of what you'd advised residents. have you heard anything from him? >> i have not. i expect at some point tomorrow our paths will cross. listen, what's important is to make sure that all of us, the governor, the mayor, and every elected official, make sure we keep what's really important first and for
CNN
Nov 2, 2012 10:00pm EDT
respond. they've come through now. we have american red cross on the ground, we have fema on the ground, we have tremendous amount of volunteers in the community and donations from around this community, people going to various churches and we have so many distribution points for food, water, clothing. but those first two days, i was walking out here distributing food, water, with one of our local churches, crossroads church, and you know, the bowling alley collected a bunch of stuff and we were the only ones out here. i'm so happy that now -- >> what should -- i have people coming up to me in manhattan saying i want to help the people on staten island, i don't know where to go or how to do it, what they need. what would you recommend? >> well, i'll say tomorrow at 9:00, we're meeting right here to do cleanup. i'm asking people if they want to come down, bring their own shovels, brooms, bags, garbage bags and gloves, we could certainly use all the help that we can get. we are going to be cleaning up the new york beach area and then the midland beach, some of the midland beach area, and
CNN
Nov 1, 2012 4:00pm EDT
monday though. some 36,000 people now are signed up for government help from fema, the federal emergency management agency. the homeland security secretary, janet napolitano, who's in new york city, says that's only just the beginning. but many residents of staten island which was inundated by the storm's tidal surge, say they're getting virtually no help yet. and their desperation is now turning to anger. cnn's brian todd is on the island. he's joining us live. brian, tell us what's going on. >> reporter: wolf, we're in the new dorf beach section cedar grove avenue. this place is still flooded out even after the waters receded. people just barely able to kind of wade through the water, try to get to homes and assess damage. you've got a church that's flooded out here to your left, my right. and our photo journalist can pan back over this way down marine way. look down here with just the debris and people trying to gather things and bring things out and clear their homes of all the wreckage. what we know now, wolf, is that the bodies of two young boys who were washed away from
CNN
Nov 3, 2012 5:00pm EDT
said it well, if fema and the red cross struggled to get into some areas, why would anyone think that people can get out to vote? and the real question is, should our leaders, should our leaders be considering the real possibility of postponing voting in the hardest hit areas? that is a question we'll ask our guests in the next hour on cnn. so right now on the phone with me is a man who has dealt with natural disaster in his city, the mayor of philadelphia and knows all about the politics, and of the northeast, specifically. mayor michael nutter, and joe, the national guard is providing trucks as polling places in new jersey because the buildings were wiped out. officials in other states are getting creative to make sure everyone gets a chance to vote. so we still don't know. so i'm going to get to you and talk to you first about this. what are the states doing before i get to the mayor? what are the states doing to try to make sure that people are getting to the polls? and number one, should we really be considering the possibility of postponing voting in the hardest hit areas? >> we
CNN
Nov 3, 2012 12:00pm EDT
, briefings overnight. this morning he went to fema headquarters in washington to get a briefing in person, to get a sense of what is taking place with regards to the flooding, the power situation. he had some of his top officials in the room with him. he also spoke via video conference with the governors and the impacted states. and again the president trying to stay on top of this situation, balance the storm and response to the storm with his campaign. and the message from the president to his top advisors and top officials is that the government cannot drop the ball. >> what i told the governors and mayors is what i've been saying to my team from the start of this event. and that is we don't have any patience for bureaucracy. we don't have any patience for red tape. and we want to make sure that we are figuring out a way to get to yes as opposed to no when it comes to these problems. >> reporter: now later today top officials from the obama administration will be fanning out across the impacted areas in new jersey and also in new york visiting hospitals, visiting with utilities.
CNN
Nov 3, 2012 12:00am EDT
. for example, on the issue of fema, he was suggesting months ago that maybe you don't need a federal emergency management agency, maybe you can just let each state fend for itself. now, imagine where we would be if someone had actually taken that advice and killed fema. you would have new york, new jersey, each fighting with each other for scarce resources, for fuel, for power, for electric line repair, competing against each other to bring in assistance from other states instead of having someone to coordinate it and push it. >> we obviously saw the extraordinary scenes this week in many ways of governor christie in new jersey, sort of metaphorically putting his arm around the president, telling him what a great president he was. last thing you would have expected say two weeks ago. what did you make of that? >> i thought it was a fair appraisal. look, governor christie and new jersey has a real problem. jersey shore devastated, plus all the electric outages and problems throughout a large part of the state. of course governor christie needs help. this is what happens when g
CNN
Nov 1, 2012 8:00pm EDT
procedures to make sure people can get food. >> as many as a million new yorkers may need help. fema is flying in food, supplies, and personnel. >> we're all in this together. we are desperately trying to help everybody. we're trying to prioritize. >> across the river in hoboken, new jersey, national guard rescues continue. up and down the devastated jersey shore, natural gas service being cut with utility crews scrambling to plug hundreds of explosive leaks. on norg city, staten island, all the worst that sandy brought is all coming home. >> total, total devastation. i live a mile from the beach. how did that water get to my house? >> and there has not been as much attention on staten island as there should have been. so much heart ache out there. the 88 people who lost their lives in the storm, 13 in the city. two were young boirks brothers who might have survived. that's what their mom says. if her story bears out, it wouldn't have taken a miracle either. just a neighbor doing the right thing. gary tuckman has their story. >> reporter: a florida explorer on the side of the street in
CNN
Oct 28, 2012 2:30pm EDT
he was at fema headquarters in washington, d.c. talking about the hurricane. let's listen in. >> good afternoon, everybody. obviously all of us across the country are concerned about the potential impact of hurricane sandy. this is a serious and big storm. and my first message is to all people across the eastern seaboard, mid-atlantic going north, you need to take this very seriously. follow the instructions of your state and local officials because they are going to be providing you with the best advice in terms of how to deal with this storm over the coming days. we just had an excellent meeting with the fema team here, the various agencies that are in charge, including the department of defense, department of energy and others that are going to need to respond very quickly. under craig fugate's leadership here at fema, we've had a chance to talk to the region al officials as well, and i had talks with governors of various states as well as other leaders. everyone is confident that the staging process, the pre-positioning of equipment that will be needed to respond to the s
CNN
Oct 30, 2012 11:00pm EDT
primary debate, fema had come up. front and center and appearing to do fine and getting fine reviews, today, is he going to get rid of fema today he avoided that. here it is. >> governor, would you eliminate fema if you were president? >> i'm sorry, let me make it clear. he said states should be responsible for disaster relief. >> to me, this is very tricky, he did not say there should not be a fema. he was asked about whether -- he suggested states and the private sector should generally be taking on more responsibility from the federal government. his campaign explicitly said on monday, he wouldn't abolish fema. fema takes care of a lot of disasters well below the level of hurricane sandy, including local floods, what have you. if fema could focus on big-ticket events like this one, it's possible it would be able to do its job better and state responsibility for lower level minor disasters that could be handled exclusively by states, that's a legitimate question. mitt romney wouldn't want to abolish fema, and he made that explicitly clear. >> a model interesting for health care. le
CNN
Oct 31, 2012 2:00am EDT
debate, fema had come up. front and center and appearing to do fine and getting fine reviews, today, is he going to get rid of fema today he avoided that. here it is. >> governor, would you eliminate fema if you were president? >> i'm sorry, let me make it clear. he said states should be responsible for disaster relief. >> to me, this is very tricky, he did not say there should not be a fema. he was asked about whether -- he suggested states and the private sector should generally be taking on more responsibility from the federal government. his campaign explicitly said on monday, he wouldn't abolish fema. fema takes care of a lot of disasters well below the level of hurricane sandy, including local floods, what have you. if fema could focus on big-ticket events like this one, it's possible it would be able to do its job better and state responsibility for lower level minor disasters that could be handled exclusively by states, that's a legitimate question. mitt romney wouldn't want to abolish fema, and he made that explicitly clear. >> a model interesting for health care. let me ask yo
CNN
Oct 31, 2012 11:00pm EDT
mangano, state police, fema, fire departments, basically everyone who could possibly be involved, and that is the goal to get things back to normal as quickly as possible. the reality is, though, that there's 1.1 million customers for the long island power authority, over 900,000 are without power so it's almost 90% of the people on long island are without power. there's hundreds and hundreds of trees down, still hundreds of traffic lights out there and flooding. every effort is being made, there is progress being made and some power has already been restored but it's brutal. this is really our version of katrina. i'm not saying any two tragedies are alike but i've been touring the south shore today in my district and massapequa, lindenhurst, what you're showing is typical of many areas on long island. fema the county executives are meeting with fema to set up exact plans as to how recovery will take place. workers are coming in from all over the country to restore the power but it's a tough haul. i don't want to give anyone any false hope. everything that can be done is being done. i
CNN
Oct 31, 2012 8:00pm EDT
. >> obama and christie touring a shelter for residents who lost everything. >>. [ inaudible ] >> fema will be coordinating. >> and walking a neighborhood among the hardest hit. >> among the surprises a president not known for displaying affection showed it this day. >> i promise, you will going to be okay. >> and governor chris christie one of mitt romney's stop attack dogs. >> let's give you the plane t k ticket back to chicago. >> it has been a great working relationship. >> the storm's political map on the plus side for the president acting as emergency responder in chief. >> i instituted a 15 minute rule you return the phone calls in 15 minutes. if they need something we figure out a way to say yes. >> demonstrating a well-funded federal government can help. >> part of the reason we will be able to respond quickly to all of this is that they help that fema financing was in place. leaving aside campaign jabs for post-crisis unit. >> you see neighbors helping neighbors and you are reminded what america is all about. >> on the downside, if power isn't restored to hundreds of thousand
CNN
Nov 4, 2012 10:00am EST
. >> it helps with the whole way of thinking about the government and what it can do for people and fema, for example. republicans have not been in favor of making fema robust. the democrats have. natural disasters actually hurt two republican presidents very badly. both george h.w. bush with hurricane andrew and katrina, of course. so following up on rahm emanuel, he might have thought hurricanes generally play better for democrats in that they require that kind of federal aid. you cannot -- no state, no city can do this on this its own and that was what was poignant with governor christie and president obama. yeah, i think that's true. >> edmund, this was a case of leadership that is perhaps a little bit more like theodore roosevelt than ronald reagan in the sense whether it's krischri or obama, a take-charge attitude. >> appearance matters. they were masters of action on camera. and what the american people relate to, particularly during an election season, is the president in action. and here we've -- if i were running for re-election to the presidency, i would pray for an emergency
CNN
Oct 31, 2012 12:00pm EDT
. fema has been fantastic. and responsive and working these types of situations. i have total respect for the job that fema is doing. i want to thank them very much as well as the army corps of engineers. as you all know, one of the major problems still is the water in the tunnels, the water has receded, so when you drive around, it looks like most of the water is gone, but the water filled the subway tunnels in many places, fill the brooklyn battery tunnel, and when the water fills the tunnels, that means con-edison has issues. much of con-ed's equipment was in the tunnels, so getting the water out of the tunnels probably the main -- one of the main orders of business right now. first a transportation update. as you know, the new york city buses are at full service today. thank you, mr. joe and your extraordinary team. there will be limited commuter rail service on metro north and on the long island railroad which will begin 2:00 p.m. today. okay? limited commuter rail service on metro north and limited new york city subway service subpoena meanted by a business bridge which bill wil
CNN
Nov 1, 2012 7:00am EDT
we go, though. that campaigning, is it too soon for that? i know we're getting notes that the fema administrator, craig fugate, will be updating the president throughout the day. but the visuals, you've seen, are devastating. every day, we learn more information about a new area, especially new jersey, that's been absolutely devastated. is it just too soon to be out there campaigning, for both men? >> i think it all depends on how they do it. the president said yesterday that he is addressing this minute by minute, and i like the fact that he said that his folk had to get back to the mayors and the governors within 15 minutes. clearly, i think he can do more than one thing at a time. again, we're coming down toward the end of the election. i think they both have to make their cases and i don't see anything wrong with that. >> elijah cummings, nice to see you. appreciate your time this morning. want to tune in tuesday night for cnn's live coverage of election night in america. our coverage begins at 6:00 p.m. eastern. >>> ahead on "starting point," look at this, a little girl, very
CNN
Nov 3, 2012 9:30am EDT
able to get relief from the federal government? >> people need to get in touch with fema and to find out what is available to them. there might be some sort of disaster aid or loans. >> another enduring image of sandy. flooded cars. >> you're covered for a lot of natural disasters under the comprehensive portion of your car insurance. so that's going to cover wind damage, it's going to cover flooding. >> keep notes. find as many receipts as you can. be thorough with the claims adjuster. no damage is too small to mention. keep your patience and perspective. >> a home can always be rebuilt. as long as we have our lives and we're safe. >> well said. millions of americans have been affected by sandy, but millions more will be affected by a very different kind of impending disaster. this one will not cost lives and property. i want to be very clear about that. but it will have powerful consequences. i'm talk about the fiscal cliff. if congress and the president don't act by the end of the year, nearly all of you, 90% of americans, will see your taxes rise by an average of $3,500 per house
CNN
Oct 31, 2012 5:00am EDT
to expand the map. >> we are also hearing a lot about fema and mitt romney's position on fema. yesterday he dodged a lot of questions about it in ohio. >> reporter: yeah, and the obama campaign and other democrats are pointing to comments romney made way back in june of 2011 at a cnn republican presidential debate. take a listen. >> fema is about to run out of money and there are some people who say do it on a case-by-case basis and some people say the state should take on a bigger role. how do you deal with that? >> every time you take something from the federal government you need to send it back to the states. that's the right direction. you can go further and send it back to the private sector, that's even better. >> reporter: john king at that debate back in 2011. yesterday mitt romney at a campaign event converted to a disaster relief event in ohio and was asked by reporters a number of times about what he would do with fema. take a listen to what he said. >> reporter: governor, would you eliminate fema if you were president? >> reporter: what would you do with fema? >>
CNN
Nov 1, 2012 4:00am EDT
. >> fema here right now. >> and walking in a neighborhood among the hardest hit. among the surprises, a president not known for displaying affection showed it this day. >> we will get you together. i promise you. promise. you are going to be okay. >> and governor christie, one of mitt romney's top campaign attack dogs. >> give you a plane ticket back to chicago you have earned. >> reporter: went out of his way to talk about his leadership credentials. >> he has sprung in to action immediately to help us getting those things in the car riding together. this is our sixth conversation this weekend and it has been a great working relationship. >> the storm's political map, on the plus side for the president, acting as emergency responder in chief. >> i've instituted a 15-minute rule essentially on my team. you return everybody's phone calls in 15 minutes whether it the mayor's, governors, county officials. if they need something we figure out a way to say yes. >> reporter: demonstrating a well-funded federal government can help. >> part of the reason we will be able to respond quickly to
CNN
Oct 30, 2012 2:00pm EDT
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CNN
Nov 3, 2012 7:00pm EDT
need fema to come and place people in housing because you have children who lost everything. you have parents who are devastated, who are sitting in shelters. i was in a hurricane shelter, i.s. 217. i got my son out because i didn't want him to be here in the devastation. >> reporter: and see all of this? >> and see all of this. >> reporter: your neighbors, you were telling me? >> they live in the basement aapartment across the street and they lost everything. everything is gone. >> reporter: and now you are heading to higher ground to stay with family? >> yes, yes, i'm leaving. >> that was cnn's susan candiotti. the weather is another worry since a new storm, not as strong as sandy, i should point out, could blast the northeast with wind and rain next week. two days until election day. here in ohio, many see it as a game of inches. i tag it along as campaigners go door-to-door. the pressure is on for the man who has to certify a winner here in ohio. will ohio's secretary of state sign off on who will be the next president? and is he ready? we'll ask him live next. [music] see life in
CNN
Oct 28, 2012 9:00am EDT
been in close contact with fema and dhs and all the agencies that have responsibility here to make sure we're doing everything we can for people, and that's what he is going to continue to do throughout this -- throughout this storm, and in terms of how it affects the election, i don't think anybody really knows. obviously we want unfettered access to the polls because we believe that the more people come out, the better we're going to do, and so to the extent that it makes it harder, you know, that's a source of concern, but i don't know how all the politics will sort out. it depends on how scenarios are impacted and so the best thing we can do is focus on how we can help people during this storm and hope that it all clears out and that by the next weekend we'll be free of it and people can focus on the election. >> let me put up a recent abc news-washington post poll for our viewers. the question was who do you trust to do a better job on the economy? posed to likely voters. president obama 44%. governor romney, 51%. why after all this time does governor romney beat president oba
CNN
Nov 2, 2012 3:00am EDT
along with the head of fema, some are saying a little too late for all of this. there's been three days of virtual inactivity there from emergency services and the reason it's so significant is that staten island, although relatively small compared to some of the other areas that are affected, has suffered nearly half of the human death toll, 19 people have died there out of a total of 44 for the whole of new york. again, assemblywoman, why do you think people haven't been bothering with staten island? it seems to be one of the most ignored places and yet the most badly affected. >> i've got to tell you, you know, the lack of communication has been terrible. our cell phones aren't working. we're having a hard time communicating to city officials and i don't think the mayor or the other officials knew the devastation that was here until they came here and saw the damage. it's completely devastating. we have people here without food, water, clothes. i spent a day going up and down the streets in the new york beach session of of my district talking to the residents and they are just u
CNN
Nov 1, 2012 12:00pm EDT
of fema and from his top aides, suzanne, but i think if we had any doubt we almost only needed look at the preview for president obama. charles woodson, the safety from the green bay packers warming up the crowd here before he got here. i think we should have taken from that that it is game on because that is certainly the sense that you could get from this speech after president obama talked about being humbled and inspired by sandy. he then moved into what you could say was a lot of his normal stump speech. he was talking a lot about how mitt romney was not the candidate of change. he said talking or not really elaborating on policies, not answering questions about policies, not change. he said that making changes to entitlements like medicare is change, but not the kind of change that americans want, and he gave really quite his sort of rouzing speech that you could say was very much making his argument for why he should be re-elected and why voters should not give mitt romney a chance, suzanne. >> let's talk a little bit about the sprint to the finish here, briana, because i ima
CNN
Nov 3, 2012 2:00am EDT
shelters set up a little less than a mile from here run by the red cross and fema and janet napolitano was on the ground. those are all important steps at the very least symbolically for the residents of this neighborhood who have felt cut off. they're still kind of angry that it took so long to get here, but fema and the red cross are on the ground right now, so that's a positive step. the thing to remember, the fema facility, red cross, they're about a mile away from here. a lot of the people in this neighborhood don't necessarily know they're there because they have no tv, no internet, no phone service. little cell service, so word of mouth isn't getting around to quite as many people as maybe as those who could use that facility over there. so that's still a challenge for the red cross and fema to serve people inside this neighborhood and get aid to them when people don't necessarily know they're only about a mile away. >> thank you very much. as we said, so many were frustrated, but they're there now trying to help. a lot of people there have trouble communicating. a these are areas w
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Oct 29, 2012 11:00am EDT
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Nov 2, 2012 7:00am EDT
napolitano and top fema officials will visit staten island today to get a look at the devastation there caused by hurricane sandy. yesterday police found the bodies of two young boys, ages 2 and 4, who got swept away by floodwaters. their mother says she begged a man in a nearby house for help but he wouldn't come outside or let her in. the homeowner says he thought there was a man outside his door. >> he didn't ask to come in. he asked me to come out and help him. >> did you help him? >> what could i do to help him? i'm wearing the same clothes. i have these shorts on. i had a pair of shorts on with flip-flops and i was going to come out -- >> you did not see a woman and two children? >> no, sir. >> you saw a man? >> yes, sir. >> allen said after he heard the noise from outside he sat with his back against the kitchen door all night long. >>> clint eastwood talking about his empty chair speech at the republican national convention, where he dressed down an invisible president obama. that empty chair. last night sean hannity from fox news asked eastwood where that magical idea came from
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Oct 29, 2012 7:00am EDT
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Nov 2, 2012 9:00am EDT
one of the hardest hit areas. most people without power and most say they have not seen fema or the american red cross. one woman begged for help as governor chuck schumer toured the area. >> we are going to die. with the weather, we are going to die. we are going to freeze. we have 90-year-old people. we are going to die. you don't understand, you have get the trucks here on the corner, now. >> we are trying to get them. >> this is three days. >> staten island borough president said they did show up yesterday and he told anderson cooper that fema will bring more help today. >> someone to speak to, how do i get help? with whom do i get help? how do my children go to school? they don't have a home? this is answers to be answered by government and it is to do for people who can't do for themselves, and no answers forrer that. >> listen, we want to touch base with you tomorrow, and if they don't show up, will you let us know? >> yes. thank you for giving us the publicity that we need. thank you very, very much. god bless you. >> cnn's brian thompson in statten island this morning. do y
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Oct 31, 2012 4:00pm EDT
message he keeps conveying. and i should say also praising his fema director who has also gotten some praise from governor christie as well, wolf. >> governor christie has been very fusive in his phrase. as they head toward the microphones let's take a quick, quick break. on the other side we'll hear from the president. [ woman ] it's 32 minutes to go time, and the candidate's speech is in pieces all over the district. the writer's desktop and the coordinator's phone are working on a joke with local color. the secure cloud just received a revised intro from the strategist's tablet. and while i make my way into the venue, the candidate will be rehearsing off of his phone. [ candidate ] and thanks to every young face i see out there. [ woman ] his phone is one of his biggest supporters. [ female announcer ] with cisco at the center... working together has never worked so well. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 you know, the one that's been lying around. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 rollover your old 401(k) to a schwab ira, and we'll help you tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 find new ways to make yo
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